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Charles Herritage (?–?)

Charles Herritage was a marine in 5th (Portsmouth) Company when he arrived at Sydney aboard the Sirius in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Herritage was sent to Norfolk Island on the Supply in February 1788. Deciding to settle he was discharged from the marines on 7 March 1791, receiving a 60 acre grant at Cascade Stream which he sold to Thomas Crowder on 24 October 1793. He left Norfolk Island for Bengal almost immediately after disposing of his land, probably as a seaman.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 173

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